Flossing

Flossing

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Cleaning the contact area between teeth
requires daily use of dental floss. To get the floss to drop between your teeth,
wrap it around your fingers, pull it tightly into tension, and gently pull it toward the contact
point, wiggling it back and forth gently if
necessary. Once through the contact, adapt the
floss as far around the back tooth’s front surface as you can. Use an up-and-down motion to raise plaque
out of the gingival sulcus and wipe biofilm from the surface. Next, adapt the floss to the back surface of
the forward tooth, and repeat. Pull the floss back up through the
contact when you’re finished. Unwind some fresh floss and move to the
next contact point. To avoid cutting yourself with floss, be
sure not to saw back and forth on your gums when flossing, and make sure you
floss between all the teeth.

2 thoughts on “Flossing”

  1. I'm 18 but I've just now known the right way to floss, I didn't know that its ok to put the floss under the gums and when I did on a few of my back teeth, I actually did get some of that yellow stuff on the floss when I pulled it out. I really wish I knew this when I was like freaking 12 years old, I wish I could go back and do it all properly and not have messed up teeth

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